Our concerns should be the continuing transparency of information concerning the spread of the disease. If the information does not become public, or if it appears to be manipulated, serious questions will arise.
From Will Humble, the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state’s Health Services Department, “Trust and accountability and transparency — all three go together,” Humble said. Of the federal government’s new system, he said: “They’d better keep it transparent, or else people are going to think that it was an ulterior motive.”
The cynic in me says there is an ulterior motive. The optimist says the data stream will improve and we will have a clear and accurate picture of what is happening in this country with regard to COVID.
The cynic is louder than the optimist at this point.